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Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
... in the city. This is our last paid for tour and we were late getting to the meeting prior to the bus trip. This delay placed us on the last bus to one of the largest open air markets in Brazil. It was a concrete steel reinforced 5 story building, and you could go up the stairs or walk ramps to the next level. They sold fabrics, clothes, food and everything in between. We bought another kilo of cashew nuts and could not decide on any ...
... with four sea days until we arrive in Barbados and can take on fresh food. We're starting to know how early explorers, like the crew of the HMS Bounty, felt, barely surviving on stale bread and water. Imagine, no fresh food for 4 days... we'll probably have to get by on croissants, caesar salad, filet mignon, and chocolate melting cake...Horrors!
Annette & Peter
What lies on the bottom of the ocean and shivers?
A nervous wreck
We found last minute accommodation in Rio for Carnival which is almost unheard of. We also found relatively slow transportation back to North America which would help us avoid at least four weeks of a frozen Canadian winter. And in a nice twist, our hotel and transport was the same thing- the Maasdam cruise ship. As our 'hotel' pulled out of the Rio harbour, we were almost accidentally trying out travel-by-cruise-ship which was a big change ...
... dense hotel and condo development making it look like Miami, Myrtle Beach or Ocean Beach.
The downtown is a mixture of old and new with lots of pedestrian plazas and shopping malls that
always seem packed whatever the time of day.
One point of interest … the main tourist office and craft market are situated in the old jail with the craft stalls located in the cells.
... From here we again boarded our bus and headed back into the central part of town that could be discerned by the increase in traffic as we came closer to the Fortaleza Cathedral that was located along the fort area, a military post located within the city limits, and the Central Market that is one of the more important stops for both tourist and local as well. The Fortaleza Cathedral is a neo-gothic cathedral that rises high and majestically above the surrounding area of the city. It ...